HICKS, John W. 85, of Palm Harbor passed away peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of 65 years; daughter, Donna Haxton, (Bob) of Dallas Center, IA; sons, David (Jana) and John of Palm Harbor; grandchildren, Robert, Tim, Melissa, Dan, Dana, Brian, David, Jason, Miranda, Catherine and Alex. He was a member of the Masonic order and was employed by General Motors as a district manager for the Des Moines region and a regional truck manager for the southeast region in Atlanta. After he retired to Daphne, AL, he started working for Hino Truck division of Toyota in the south eastern region. He served as the Republican Party county chairman in Mobile County Alabama and Pinellas County Florida. He was a perfect husband and loving father and an inspiration to everyone who knew him. Memorial Services will be at Clearwater Community Church Friday Aug. 8, 2014 at 4 pm. Funeral arrangements Neptune Society.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 8, 2014